Leathercraft Tips & Tricks

How to Wet Leather

How to Wet Leather

One of the first and most important things to learn is the proper moisture content in a piece of leather. Having it properly dampened, having just the right amount of moisture in a piece of leather, determines how well your tools react.

Making Leather Tap-Off Patterns

Making Leather Tap-Off Patterns

A lot of folks often get requests to do the same pattern over and over again, and they really don't want to have to trace every single line, every time. Leather workers, a long time ago, figured out how to do tap offs, and I'd like to show you how tap offs are made. A free video of this tutorial is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4NHwS_CIzmE

How to Make Your Leathercraft Pay for Itself

How to Make Your Leathercraft Pay for Itself

Floral & Feather Carving Workshop

Attention!! December 1, 6:00 pm-8:00pm and Saturday December 2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Al Stohlman Award winner, Jim Linnell will be presenting a ...

Roses for Texas

The Roses for Texas fundraiser has been a wonderful success. The care and concern of leather workers has once again shown up in this effort. Throug...

Leather Floral Design and Layout Class by Don Gonzales

One of the most challenging aspects of leatherwork for most people is drawing and designing quality tooling patterns for your projects.  In this cl...

Simple Figure Carving - Online Class

Any who have taken a class with Jim Linnell, either in person or online, have heard him stress that one of defining traits of the authentic leathe...

Dyeing and Finishing Leather Class

Dyeing and Finishing can be one of the scariest parts of doing a leather project for many people. A special class is being held at Elktracks Studio...

Bronco Buster Figure Carving Class

Due to another workshop being cancelled because of a booking conflict at the hosting venue, another workshop opportunity has opened up at Elktracks...

Leather Workshops Scheduled for Eugene, Oregon

Attention leather craftsmen and women of the northwest. Jim Linnell will be conducting a couple workshops in Eugene, Oregon on July 29th & 30th...

Online Class on Techniques using "Veiner, Stop, Mules Foot & Seeder Tools"

The veiner tool adds texture and flow to floral designs when it is used correctly. Often, many leather workers do not have the opportunity to have ...

Camouflage and Pear Shading Workshop

Next Thursday, the 22nd, Jim Linnell will be holding an online class covering in detail the use of the camouflage and the pear shading tools. How t...